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Writing has always been the centre of my life. I've had sixteen books published and I relish challenge and change. In my novels I've travelled to the Arctic in 1845 (The Ice Child); I've investigated an 18th century murder and discovered the all-out psychological warfare between a man and his mother-in-law (The Damnation of John Donellan). I've looked deeply into the mind of a Victorian painter and been hypnotised by his every brushstroke (The Girl in the Green Glass Mirror). I've imagined being lowered into a deep Somerset mine and been crushed by its claustrophobia (The Wrong House); and let myself sink into the strange effects of a benign brain tumour (Second Sight) and synaesthesia (Out of Reach). I have tried to stand in the muddy hell of 1916 in France (The Wild Dark Flowers) and the Edwardian atmosphere of a Yorkshire estate (Rutherford Park). I've put myself in the place of a German prisoner of war suffering from shellshock (The Gates of Rutherford). I have fallen in love with a child that I never knew I had, and walked into their autistic world (A Road Through the Mountains). I've inhabited the insane world of a television TV show (This Way Up and Up and Running) and, in the cause of Learning by Heart, I've witnessed a wonderful Easter in Sicily. I've been harrassed by a strange neighbour (intimate Obsession) and by an obsessive friend (You Belong to me) and been defrauded by a faithless husband (Little White Lies). Sometimes I've been astonished or disturbed by what I discover; sometimes amused and sometimes moved to tears. But always, always, so excited by what I'm doing.
In the past two years I've finished a novel set in Georgian London, and also a non-fiction investigation of a supposed murder in 1815.
I've also just completed a contemporary novel on the subject of emotional abuse.
I welcome your comments. Just click on the 'Contact' page to email me. I'm also on Twitter at CookeElizabeth and on Facebook under Elizabeth Cooke.
Happy journeys, and happy discoveries.........
All my back titles writing as Elizabeth McGregor have been published by Open Road Media.